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Dr. William Bernard Morrow


1939 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  William Bernard Morrow Obituary
Dr. William Bernard Morrow passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the age of 77 in Katy, TX.
He was born on August 14, 1939 to William and Gertrude Morrow in Ashland, Kentucky. He grew up in Winston-Salem, NC graduating from RJ Reynolds High School. He also resided in Jacksonville, FL; Hillsville, VA; Charlottesville, VA; Carlisle, PA; Olathe, KS; Durango, CO; and most recently Katy, TX.
He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, VA where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy. Bill proudly served in the US Army for 2 years. He was an avid golfer....shooting several Hole in Ones!
He spent the majority of his career in leadership in the manufacturing business. He loved cars and he hated cheese. He had an infectious smile, loved to tell jokes, and clapped his hands loudly when he laughed.
After retiring, Bill and his wife moved to Durango, CO where he owned the King Center Laundromat with his daughter and son-n-law. He also substituted for 9R at the High School and Middle Schools. After moving to Katy, TX he continued to enjoy substitute teaching at the middle and high school levels. He loved teaching kids, especially in mathematics. His favorite was tutoring kids one-on-one.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Henrietta Smith Morrow; daughter Lynn Kitch and her husband Cory Kitch of Durango, CO; son William B Morrow, Jr. and his wife Donna of Katy, TX; granddaughters Jessica, Catie, Lindsay and Rachel; brother John Morrow of Winston-Salem, NC; brother Robert Morrow also of Winston-Salem, NC; niece Shannon Morrow, nephews John Morrow, Jr. and Robert Morrow, Jr. as well as numerous other loving family members and friends.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 910 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO on Saturday May 13th at 10:30 am.
A reception will immediately follow at the Kitch residence where good times and a celebration of Bill's life will be had!
Published in The Durango Herald on May 2, 2017
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